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Sonos show wrong "artist" and "album artist" fields (even in the new Plex for Sonos 3/8/2018)

J27HJ27H Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Dear all, I've seen that finally after two years Plex for Sonos got a major update... and it is a very welcome one! Everything seems to work better after the reauthentication.

Only an old bug, reported since 2016, persist: the "artist" and "album artist" fields are wrongly displayed in Sonos even if they are correctly set up in Plex. When playing an album, Sonos "album artist" field (named simply Artist by Sonos) shows the information of Plex "album artist", which is ok... but all the songs in the album get credited to the Plex "album artist"field too. This is a big problem for compilations, tribute albums, duets and even normal albums containing "guest" artists. Here is an example:

Easy Rider Soundtrack correctly shown in Plex, "album artist"= Various Artists, "artist" field different for every song (Steppenwolf, Smith, The Birds, etc...):

Easy Rider Soundtrack shown in Sonos, "album artist"= Various Artists (which is OK), "artist" field reporting the "album artist" for every song... All the songs are credited to "Various Artists" instead of the real artist:

Is it possible to correct this bug too, now that Plex for Sonos is getting some attention?

Thanks, in advance,

Giorgio

Comments

  • baxxobaxxo Posts: 26Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would also like this to get fixed.

  • johnclaytonjohnclayton Plex-ifier of Smart Speakers Montana, USAPosts: 68Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Been listening to soundtracks lately myself - this will be fixed as soon as we get the app stabilized.

  • J27HJ27H Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @johnclayton said:
    Been listening to soundtracks lately myself - this will be fixed as soon as we get the app stabilized.

    Thanks John, lets wait for a fix! I'm really glad that the awesome Plex+Sonos combo is getting attention!

  • johnclaytonjohnclayton Plex-ifier of Smart Speakers Montana, USAPosts: 68Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
  • J27HJ27H Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks John, that's great! Everything works as it should now:

  • cbarbascbarbas Posts: 15Members ✭✭

    Hi all, is this fixed?

    Thank you

    Christopher

  • virgiliomivirgiliomi Posts: 69Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes, it's fixed as the screenshot above shows. Selecting an album under "Various Artists" will now properly show the individual track artist in the queue and "Now Playing" information.

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